A Mother's Tears
If a mother's tears get you to asking,
She'll probably tell you, "It's really nothing."
But if we look closely, what would we find?
Would they tell us what's on her mind?
Hey there's a tear, shall we take a look?
Let's try to make her an open book.
I will place it under the microscope.
This will give us some clues...I hope.
A range of emotions I'm beginning to see.
A lot of them have to do with me.
There is love and hope, grief and fear,
All this I find in only one tear.
Here's another, let's check it out,
Let's find out what a mother's about.
There's a lot of prayer to God above,
To keep me safe in His great love.
Hey! What is this I'm seeing here?
There's a big surprise in this little tear.
This small little tear is filled with pride,
An emotion she never tried to hide.
Now I'm only beginning to see,
How complex a mother can be.
The love and hope that's in her heart,
Never ends even when we're apart.
It over-rides her grief and fears,
That's what I see in a mother's tears.
Mama, I love you for now and always.
So let me say here, Happy Mother's Day.
© 2000, Jerry Ham